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John Hebden

The compositions by this British composer included six solos for flute and bass cello and six concertos for violin, viola, violin cello, and bass cello. He might have already been playing the bassoon in London around 1744 and was regarded as a virtuoso cellist and bassoonist around 1750. These compositions had been known in Germany, particualrly the concertos, and a family portrait of him illustrates Hebden playing the viola da gamba (1741).

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